Opening Day at Fenway

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Trivia Q&A: September 9

We had another great turnout for Trivia on Tuesday night, the bar just about full, and it's really nice to see some returning folks as well as some new people in as well.

We had a great two-team race to the finish, with the team of Ribald and Beautiful finishing in the winner's circle with 41 points. They were neck and neck with Awww Geee Quiz, Man! and they finished in second with 36 points. Third place went to Griffin's II with 27 points.

Congrats to Matt, Monica and their friends on the victory.

Best Team Name: Ray Rice's Team (And One Kissed the Elevator Floor)

Current Events
1. What Broadway show recently played its 7,000th performance, making it the fourth-longest running show ever on Broadway?
2. John Holdzkom, a relief pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, became the first MLB player to be originally from what Pacific country?
3. Robert McDonnell, former governor of what US state, was convicted on corruption charges last Thursday?
4. A panel of federal judges ruled last Thursday that a same-sex marriage ban in two Midwest states was unconstitutional. Name 1 of the 2 states.
5. Guinness World Records confirmed recently that a 2013 single "Rap God" by what rap star has the most words, over 1500, in any hit single in history?
6. What retired NBA superstar applied last week to a South Florida town to become a reserve police officer?
7. Bruce Levenson, owner of what NBA team, announced he will sell his team after he self-reported a racially-charged email he sent out in 2012 criticizing the team's fans?

Joan Rivers Trivia
1. What 1970s PBS children's TV show was Joan Rivers a narrator of a popular animated feature within the show?
2. For what network did Joan Rivers host her first late-night talk show, called "The Late Show?"
3. True or False: Joan Rivers was once nominated for a Tony Award.
4. In 1978, Joan Rivers wrote and directed a film called "Rabbit Test", which starred what comic actor as the world's first pregnant man?
5. Joan Rivers received the Hasty Pudding Award as "Woman of the Year" in 1984 from what famous university?
6. How old was Joan Rivers at the time of her death last Thursday?
7. In the mid-1990s, Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa began hosting the pre-awards shows for the Oscars and Golden Globes on what cable TV network?
BONUS: 8. In the 1987 hit single "Elvis Is Everywhere", there is a lyric in the song that goes, "Elvis is in Joan Rivers, but he's trying to get out, man!" Who recorded the song?

Who's Older Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. Paul McCartney or Keith Richards
2. Matt Damon or Ben Affleck
3. Queen Elizabeth or Mel Brooks
4. Michael J. Fox or Barack Obama
5. Al Pacino or Robert DeNiro
6. Cindy Crawford or Mariano Rivera
7. Meryl Streep or Helen Mirren
8. Bill Clinton or Al Gore
9. Adele or Lady Gaga
10. Jay Leno or David Letterman

General Knowledge
1. The slavery issue split what state into two parts during the Civil War? ( 1 pt)
2. In what year did Charles Lindbergh complete his solo Transatlantic flight? ( 1 pt)
3. "Quadrophenia" was a rock opera created by what band? ( 1 pt)
4. Mount Etna is a volcano located on what Mediterranean island? ( 2 pt)
5. What river serves as the border between the states of Indiana and Kentucky? ( 2 pt)
6. Who was the first 19th century US vice-president to become president? ( 2 pt)
7. Most paper starts burning at what Fahrenheit temperature? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. "The Rain In Spain" is a famous song from what 1964 film? ( 3 points)
2. The tallest building in the European Union, The Shard, standing at just over 1,000 feet, is found in what city? ( 4 points)
3. The United States' five highest mountains east of the Mississippi are all located, at least in part, in what state? ( 4 points)
4. What two 20th century US presidents did Robin Williams portray in two different films near the end of his career? ( 4 points)
5. What American statesman was removed from the Half Dollar when John F. Kennedy was added to it in 1964? ( 5 points)

Answers
Current Events
1. "The Lion King;" 2. New Zealand; 3. Virginia; 4. Indiana and Wisconsin; 5. Eminem; 6. Shaquille O'Neal; 7. Atlanta Hawks.

Joan Rivers Trivia
1. "The Electric Company;" 2. Fox; 3. true; 4. Billy Crystal; 5. Harvard; 6. eighty-one; 7. E!; 8. Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper.

Who's Older Trivia ("The Q Train")
1. McCartney (72-71); 2. Damon (44-42); 3. Queen (2 months older, both 88); 4. Fox (2 months older, both 53); 5. Pacino (74-70); 6. Crawford (49-45); 7. Mirren (69-65); 8. Clinton (68-66); 9. Gaga (28-26); 10. Letterman (67-64).

General Knowledge
1. Virginia; 2. 1927; 3. The Who; 4. Sicily; 5. Ohio; 6. John Adams; 7. 451 degrees.

IQ Trivia
1. "My Fair Lady;" 2. London; 3. North Carolina; 4. Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower; 5. Benjamin Franklin.

2 comments:

Noel Wood said...

John Holdzkom was born in California. His father is a Kiwi so he was eligible to play for New Zealand in the 2013 WBC, but he's never lived outside of the United States that I'm aware of.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Thanks for the correction, Noel. I was under the impression he hailed from New Zealand.